The CL160 and onwards
The CL160 ran over three model years (1966-68) with little changing other than colour. The bike morphed into the CL175 but retained much of the 160’s appearance. Some sources cite the CL175 as a CL160 with the bigger engine and this may be the origin of the bike here. There’s a crossover year at ‘68/’69 which sees both 160 and 175 models on sale. The clue is the transmission with the 175 being offered with a five-speed box, an upgrade that the 160 needed. The CL175 of this period is normally referred to as the K0 model. The ‘69-’70 model was the K3 and came in candy orange or blue with white decals. At the same time a GL175K1 appears which looks similar to the UK CD175 Sloper but with knobbly tyres, four-speed ‘box, high front guard and a single seat with a tail rack. The bike was sold in Australasia. The CL175 ran for four more iterations (‘70-’73/K4-K7) with colour changes. For only one year Honda offered the CL200 but the glory days of the street scrambler were largely over.